Welcome to the liveblog for the Global Security Seminar 2013.
The Global Security Seminar brings together twenty global experts and twenty senior journalists from around the world to discuss the most pressing issues concerning international security and terrorism.
The seminar takes place from 23rd - 25th September in Tbilisi, Georgia. This is the fifth year of the seminar, and participants will discuss topics ranging from the Middle East and the state of al Qaeda to drones, cyber warfare and surveillance.
We will be liveblogging the seminar throughout the three days, providing commentary, photos and video interviews. We will also bring in comments from participants and speakers, via the Twitter hashtag #GSS_2013.
This means you can participate too - follow the discussion, make comments here on the liveblog, tweet, interact. We welcome questions from outside the event, and we will do our best to put them to the speakers and share the answers.
You are welcome to leave comments and questions in the run up to the event - and please join the discussion here from 23rd September.